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RGM Introducing – Orlando

Hiya mate thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide to start to become an artist?

I love making stuff!!! Music, Art, Clothes – anything.

What have you been doing during lock down?

the entire Netflix back catalogue

How has it affected your mental health?

Umm… I’m not sure tbh. I’m a very happy person and love being surrounded by people, so I guess I’ve been slightly less happy ahaha. But its not that deep. 

What advice would you give other artists starting out?

   I’m not sure i’m in a position to give advice ahah, but, from my experience I’d just say don’t overthink everything. 

So tell me a little bit about you and what you like doing for fun?

I make music for fun! I love the whole process but I do often wanna get out of my room and go out with my friends – I’m very sociable so I always have loads of fun with them. 

How do you think the government has looked after the night time economy / live gig circuit?

I’d be lying if I said I knew a lot about the economy and gig circuit! 

What’s one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?

I’ve not been interviewed enough to be sick of being asked anything ahah. 

What good bands are coming out of London at the minute? 

Nine8 are cool! 

What’s your favourite song right now from another artist?

I’ve been listening to ‘Only If’ by Steve Lacy a lot recently. Love that song.

Who is inspiring you at the minute?

I’m not feeling that inspired at the minute ahahah. 

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about? 

   I can blow your mind with card tricks

Best drink to have on stage?

Apple Juice vodka – my go to.

If you could play any music festival which would it be?

Glastonbury in the rain

Best gig you’ve been to that you weren’t playing? 

  Hmmmmmmm, probably Tom Odell. I saw him in Birmingham when I was 15 and its partly the reason I decided to sing and play piano.

Who would you like to work with on the circuit right now?

Its my dream to work with Pharell

What goes into your favourite sandwich?

Tuna Mayo and green Pringles! Don’t @ me ahah

What’s your favourite song to play live and why?

I’ve literally only done 1 live show before but a song of mine called ‘Purple Corduruys’ was super fun to play.

I hear you have a new single brewing, what can you tell us about it?

I have more than one new single! Lots of new music in the new year. 

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

New Ep coming soon 🙂

Follow Orlando on Instagram HERE